[amsat-bb] Yaesu G-5400 Rotators with Yaesu G-5500 Control Box

Norm n3ykf normanlizeth at gmail.com
Thu Apr 27 18:59:34 UTC 2017

Asked myself the same question a few days ago.

Shouldn't damage the rotator if you use the control box as a drive
unit, rather than as an indicator (will be wrong, as the g-5400 is a
360 adnd g5500 is 450). Use a K3NG arduino rotator connected to the
aux plug on back as a controller. Can use relays or transistors to key
the aux control lines.

Do note that K3NG's code needs to be cofigured correctly: I.E. total
rotation and center.

Norm n3ykf

On Thu, Apr 27, 2017 at 1:03 PM, Vincenzo Mone <vimone at alice.it> wrote:
> Hi folks,
> I own the  Yaesu G-5400 rotators ( Azimuth and Elevation ) and  the Yaesu G-5500 complete with the Control Boxes.
> As I have problems with both the G-5500 Azimuth and Elevation Rotors and as I still have both the G-5400 ones, I would like to know if I can use both the G-5400B rotators with the G-5500 Control Box or I need by force the original ones?
> I saw that the difference between the two Control Box is the Azimuth Display, that the G-5400B one has on the left and on the right side of the display: 180 S, while the G-5500 one has on the left side of the display: 0 N and on the right side of the display 90 E.
> Please anybody can help me to avoid any damage?
> Any help will be really appreciated.
> Thanks in advance
> 73's de Enzo IK8OZV
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